Why Can’t We Treat Ourselves Like Athletes?

Injured? Tired? Not at your best? Three questions that more often than not mot most of us would answer yes to at least two out of three.

There are many reasons why we get this way- we have let ourselves fall down the priority list as life gets in the way, we have chopped and changed between multiple treatment modalities with limited success or we just simply don’t know what to do.

When we think of someone who is at their best- one of the first to come to mind is an elite athlete- the Rolls Royce’s of society, always training and striving for their best through the use of the most current evidence-based exercises, consistent training and guidance from some of the best in the system. With this, we often see exercises and programs that are solely labelled for athletes.

The question I want to put to you today is: Why shouldn’t we be treating ourselves like athletes? Why should we be using the most effective and best treatments available to look after our most valuable assets- our bodies?

How can this be implemented?

Setting goals and creating purpose:
Without goals what are we really training for? We get stuck in the never-ending cycle of just wanting to be skinnier, stronger and leaner. Set some goals and put some numbers to them.

Creating structure and continual progression(not too fast or too slow):
Often injuries and relapses of inactivity are a result of one of two issues. A lack of progression, minimal or slow results leaving us frustrated and lacking motivation. Or progressing too fast, which causes injuries, fatigue and in some cases over training. Structure creates a strong framework to ensure you are progressing and that there is a core purpose behind what you do.

Doing the basics well:
We can’t expect to see significant change if we don’t do the simple things well. If we can master the simple things it can make a huge difference. Completing your ten minutes of daily mobility, stressing your heart three times a week(running, walking or cycling) or completing your exercises as per your program. Sometimes these things take time. Trust the process, stick it out and you will surprise yourself.

The Outcome: You will be stronger, fitter, injury free and you will feel better.

What our clients are saying about us

Bree BrittBree Britt
05:41 22 May 24
Mehar was fabulous! Not only was she warm, welcoming and funny, but professional and thorough.From the moment I walked in I felt well supported. She was able to identify what was going on, factoring in older ailments, and provide me with a treatment plan and options.Her focus was on sustainable changes and support moving forward, and I had a written plan and clear explanations and clarifications on everything. I never felt like she was encouraging me to need to come back unnecessarily.It took a few visits, and each time was met with the same warmth and professionalism. I got consistent progress and feel so much better now, even though it's a few months on from when I last saw her.It's very clear she is wonderful at what she does, thinks about the whole person and I would definitely recommend her to others considering needing podiatry support.
Rose StewartRose Stewart
02:32 14 May 24
The whole client therapist experience has been amazing. My Myotherapist provided me with a detailed plan to ensure my progress to meet my goals as well as addressing my issues of pain.Each follow up session is reviewed, discussed and any changes added/deleted or modified.The timely reminders and follow up from the clinic and experience with the Client Experience Officers have been always polite and friendly.
Patrick MonahanPatrick Monahan
00:37 13 May 24
Mehar Sandhu has been an absolute delight. She is very professional in her treatment and most personable and friendly to deal with.
Yolanda OppyYolanda Oppy
03:13 10 May 24
Ezyk ArtistEzyk Artist
00:07 19 Apr 24
I've been coming here exclusively since my first consultation. I've had constant shoulder and arm pain from my line of work; the exercises my physio, Carina provided are easy to remember, not time consuming and super effective!Bonus: the space feels super clean and calming - highly recommend coming here
Natasha KhongNatasha Khong
23:58 22 Mar 24
I had a great experience here. The gym was well equipped and the atmosphere of the clinic was amazing. I had Carina, who was very knowledgeable about my injury and helped construct a great solution plan! Her manner was beautiful and she had great energy. Definitely recommend!
Annabel ChandlerAnnabel Chandler
20:28 14 Mar 24
I’ve been seeing Talia for a few weeks now for treatment on my shoulder bursitis. From day 1 she was great! She explained everything about my condition to me and what she wanted to do which helped me visualise my own recovery. Could not recommend her enough.
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